Network-attached storage (NAS) is file-level computer data storage connected to a computer network providing data access to heterogeneous clients.

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In concept, are there any working setups for locally mounting several cloud services for free, encrypted storage?

The reason I started thinking about this was that I remember back when Gmail started offering several gigabytes of space, software came out that "mounted" your Gmail inbox as a drive in Windows (this ...
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Copying file from NAS to same NAS extremely slow

If I copy a file from a NAS to another folder on the same NAS, copying process is extremely slow ( several minutes for a few MB ). It's even faster if I copy the file from NAS to client PC and back to ...
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How do I share my music that is already on a Buffalo NAS drive with itunes?

Hi I have spent a great deal of time copying my own CD's to a Buffalo NAS drive using Windows Media Player. Because my wife and daughter have ipods I need to share that music within itunes but am ...
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Extremely slow network directory subfolder listing from QNAP NAS in OS X

Having an issue where I have a folder on a QNAP NAS (TS-439P II+) with over 68,000 subfolders within it. I can browse it quickly and almost instantaneously within Windows 7 via samba, however in OSX ...
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How to install GCC or a compiler on FreeNAS 7.2

I have a NAS, running FreeNAS 0.7.2 (FreeBSD 7.3). I have tried to install Flexget, but it requires some pysqlite dependency. I have python 2.6 and python-setuptools. Running ...
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Netgear ReadyNAS NVX noise level

I recently purchased a ReadyNAS NVX, a 4-drive NAS storage device. It is a nice, solidly built, small package, and generally is not too loud. Most other sounds drown it out, so I have it sitting out ...
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How to speed up data transfer between Portable HD and NAS (QNAP)?

I am trying to transfer data from a Western Digital USB2 Drive to a QNAP TS-212E. I am transfering the data between the portable HD and the NAS using rsync (see following command). rsync -v -r -h ...
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Automatically mount a network drive from a wireless USB adaptor

Here's the plan: I've got a Hi-fi music system that reads music from CDs, iPods, and USBs. All my music is stored on a NAS (ripped from my CDs) The NAS is conneted via Ethernet to my Wifi router ...
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Windows 8.1 System Image Backup — Unable to backup to network share due to unsupported “version of the file format”

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit system that I am trying to make a system image backup via Windows 8.1's System Image Backup feature. The backup destination is a network share, but the image creation ...
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QNAP TS-809U: Domain Users / Groups disappear and the server has to be rejoined to the AD Domain

We have a TS809U that we have joined to the domain. Shares and access rights works as the should with the domain users and everything is just the way it should be. But after a couple of weeks/a month ...
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Non Raid - Symbolic links

I have 3x 3TB drives and 2x 1TB drives. I want to use all drives without RAID, but to be shown as a single volume. So that if a drive fails only the information on that failed drive will be lost. ...
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Does downloading to an external or network-attached drive create meaningful wear on your main hard drive?

I'm about to buy a new laptop. I anticipate wanting to download some video (for one thing, higher quality than just streaming it). Based on this question I'm concerned that the downloading may wear my ...
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Is it safe to run FreeNAS inside VirtualBox?

I was planning on running FreeNAS on Virtualbox, the OS on a separate vmdk disk, then creating and using another vmdk disk(s) for the actual storage. This is for my home network (though I do have ...
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Android app download torrent to NAS?

I have a Western Digital NAS (MyBook Live). I want to add torrents to the NAS with my android phone. My idea of a workflow: Add android app for adding torrents to a list. Somehow connect the phone ...
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Data transfer from NAS to D: completely soaks my C: drive — why?

I have a NAS where I have temporarily stored about 2.2TB of data while I rebuilt my “heavy lifter” workstation. My heavy lifter has no SATA on-board, but I use an LSI 9550sx-12 PCI-X RAID card for my ...
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NAS Device not picking up after IP reset

I have this 3.5" Gigabit Lan Disk enclosure. I had to reset the IP address to its factory settings by depressing a button behind it for 15-20 seconds. Reason for the resetting was that the company ...
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NAS and the Command Prompt

I have a Seagate GoFlex NAS drive. I keep my iTunes folder there. Windows has a map from "\GOFLEX_HOME\GoFlex Home Public" to X: This all works fine. From Window's Explorer I can drag and drop files ...
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How to share Twonky 7 library (running in NAS) over internet?

The problem: I had funplug & Twonky Server 7 running on my Dlink DNS320 (guide: http://nas-tweaks.net/384/installation-of-twonky-server-7-on-nas-devices/) Now I want to share my Twonky library ...
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Can I stream music/video from Internet or NAS to PS3

I have a Western Digital MyBook World NAS drive, and I am thinking about getting a PS3, so that I only need one unit to play games, blu-ray, and streaming media. Questions: Can I stream media from ...
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Options on boot medium for NAS?

I have a NAS machine with an Atom motherboard that has only 4 SATA ports. The case has 4 hot swap bays, each with a 2TB disk. The machine runs CentOS and the hard disks are configured in Linux ...
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replacing failed HDD in Lacie 2big

I have a Lacie 2big Network, 2 x 1 TB in mirror. One of them failed 3 days ago. It produces a clicking sound, the Raid status shows endless "Synchronizing". If I buy a new HDD, same type, and replace ...
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Future raid update in a NAS

I'm thinking of buying the HP ProLiant MicroServer*. My question is if I just put a single 2TB drive, how easy would it be in the future to upgrade to a second 2TB drive in a RAID-1 setup? Can this be ...
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NAS not discovered in Windows 7 Network

I have a Synology NAS which isn't discovered when I go to Network on my company laptop at home, but it is on our own private laptop. I have turned on network discovery. Also if I type in \\servername ...
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Is it possible to run Skype on my NAS or DD-WRT?

Ok so here is my setup: Qnap NAS > TS-210 Gigabit router/switch with DD-WRT (big-generic) multiple PC's 1 usb-to-phone box > Trust ST-1200 Internet Phone Station (this is pretty old...) 1 phone ...
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My Time machine partition disappeared on my WD MyBookWorld NAS

Several month ago I bought WD MyBookWorld 1TO NAS. After upgrading the firmware to the last version, I was able to configure time machine. On the left pane of the finder window, under the "Shared" ...
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cant find nas mediaplayer on vista

I have a Icy Box IB MP3010HW media player. I have it on wireless and have it connected to my TP Link WR641G router and can access the radio on the net. The problem i have is Vista SP2 does not see ...
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iTunes not recognizing music from NAS

At the current moment I have a SONOS system running through my house. The SONOS takes music directly from a NAS. I want to be able to get iTunes to be able to play music from the NAS without copying ...
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Synology NAS station - how to mirror 2 HDD (Simple how-to)

I have a following problem with my Synology disk station: I had one small HDD in Synology Diskstation, so I removed it. I bought 2 new HDD with same capacity. I transferred backup from old disk to ...
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SSH into Synology DSM 5 without password

I can ssh as root and as admin but not as a non-admin user. Here is a log of an attempt: % ssh -vvv -i ~/.ssh/diskstation-rsync-key hughdbrown@192.168.2.130 OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 ...
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Windows 8.1 can't connect to NAS

I've setup a NAS File Server over my Fritz!Box 7390. Windows XP and Debian can mount it easily, however windows 8.1 cannot. I can see my NAS in my Network Tab in the Windows Explorer, however it's ...
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How to read a Linux HD from a NAS on a windows machine?

I have/had a Buffalo NAS drive, LS-WSX Series working fine until I decided to clean out the trash folder on the NAS. Since then I can not access the shared folders that I had set up. I have spoken ...
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Can a personal cloud storage device be used for syncing OneNote?

(Please note this is a question about a type of NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, not an online cloud storage service.) If I understand it correctly, a personal cloud storage device (for example ...
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Synology NAS upload speed very slow

When I copy huge files from my NAS to anywhere in my LAN, the upload speed is not constant. I experience that expecially on HD movies, which are hanging. This is the network graph: The NAS is ...
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Efficient File Sharing with Synology NAS

I am using a Synology DS213. Before I got a new router I could transfer files very quick over the windows explorer. After getting a new router nothing seems to work for me. - Over Windows Explorer I ...
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tcp retransmission on lan, wifi is fine

I have a Dell XPS 17 laptop (about 5 years old) running Windows 7 and a Synology RS412 NAS. I also have various other networked devices (servers, routers, laptops, pcs). Some are in my domain, some ...
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Qnap NAS FTP server connection timeout when trying to transfer file

I just got a new ASUS router and am having trouble with the FTP service on my Qnap NAS, that had previously been working great on the old router. I can connect to the FTP on the internet-facing IP ...
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If FreeNas HDD or PC was to fail completely

Currently I am operating a freenas box and want to ask a question before it happens... Will do my best to keep this simple... But want an answer that is not guessing or else I will have to kill some ...
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Processing startup items in OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

I would like to boot Mac OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion) automatically on a timed schedule and then start iTunes to play Music. I use the Aurora app for this. The Problem is that my iTunes Music is on a NAS ...
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Will the Shuttle Omninas KD20 wipe my data during initial setup?

I have a new KD20 Omninas from Shuttle, and two hard drives full of pre-existing data I would like to share using it. I was planning on selecting the JBOD (just a bunch of disks) RAID mode, and at ...
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ipconfig does not show me my Ethernet NAS's true IP

I have a Synology NAS that's connected to my computer via Ethernet. When I run ipconfig, the IP address listed as the "Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address" for the Ethernet connection isn't right. I ...
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Is it possible to have low level encryption on the disks of a Synology Disk Station DS213J (NAS)?

I know I can encrypt shared folders, but unfortunately not the home/homes folder. All I want is that if my NAS is stolen than all data is unusable. I don't need to have different encryption for each ...
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How do I stream my iTunes playlists through Twonky Media Server?

I have a NAS (WD MyBook Live) shipped with Twonky Media Server 5.1.9 who actually works pretty well, but it doesn't show my iTunes (10.7) playlists (the iTunes library is stored on it, under the ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 with a NAS

Looking to set up a Synology DS412+ NAS on a Windows 2012 Server for backups and extra storage. How do you make the NAS viewable on the network? I have been trying for 3 days with no luck. I can FTP ...
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Unable to remove a volume on my Mac

I have a Synology NAS which I have created some shared folders on. Everything works great except when I reboot my Mac Mini. After reboot my Mac has mounted the shared folder on the NAS as ...
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Copying symbolic links and filenames with special characters to NAS

I have a new Western Digital My Book Live NAS. I am trying to copy files from an old drive to the NAS. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I've mounted the drive by browsing the network in Nautilus and ...
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FreeNAS/ZFS/Raid-Z slightly different disks

I'm considering using FreeNAS and "recycling" some of my older 1TB disks. Two are the exact same model Western Digital while another is Seagate and the fourth is Samsung. Typically, since all disks ...
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Is this possible to do H264 CCTV DVR + FreeNAS + FTP?

Can I use the storage inside H264 CCTV DVR as my NAS (network-attached storage) and use Filezilla to access the files remotely?
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Finding out why my laptop is flooding my NAS

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium and a QNAP TS-412 network storage unit. For some reason, my laptop apparently sometimes starts bombarding the NAS at TCP ports 445, 139, 80 and UDP port ...
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Automatically create folder to mount remote folder

I'm using the CrashPlan client to backup my computer data to a local NAS. Unfortunately I can't directly put a remote folder in CrashPlan, I have to mount it in a local folder. But sometimes it can ...
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Is it possible to connect a NAS to both WAN and LAN at the same time?

Thinking of upgrading my Synology DS209 NAS to a newer model with dual gigabit ethernet connections. Currently my NAS sits outside my LAN, connected to WAN through one of my modem's four ports, ...